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Ethiopia: Protest Crackdown Killed Hundreds, UNHRC Turn a Blind Eye

Ethiopian security forces have killed more than 400 protesters and arrested tens of thousands more with blatant disregard for human life during widespread protests in the Oromia region since November 2015. The international community turn a blind eye as always and let the regime to get away with it. Does the word ‘Double Standard’ ring a bell?

By Human Rights Watch (HRW),

Ethiopian security forces have killed more than 400 protesters and others, and arrested tens of thousands more during widespread protests in the Oromia region since November 2015. The Ethiopian government should urgently support a credible, independent investigation into the killings, arbitrary arrests, and other abuses.

The 61-page report. “‘Such a Brutal Crackdown’: Killings and Arrests in Response to Ethiopia’s Oromo Protests,” details the Ethiopian government’s use of excessive and unnecessary lethal force and mass arrests, mistreatment in detention, and restrictions on access to information to quash the protest movement. Continue reading Ethiopia: Protest Crackdown Killed Hundreds, UNHRC Turn a Blind Eye